RICHARDSON, Texas (Oct. 19, 2004) — The Burton C. Einspruch lecture series at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) next month will present leading Holocaust historian Dr. David Roskies, renowned scholar of Jewish culture and history, who will discuss Holocaust literature and its shaping significance in the 20th century.
Roskies’ lecture, titled “What is Holocaust Literature and Why is it Important?” will be held on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 4:15 p.m., in UTD’s Conference Center Auditorium. A 3:30 p.m. reception will precede the talk.
Roskies is the Sol and Evelyn Henkind Chair in Yiddish Literature and Culture and professor of Jewish literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary. An expert in the field of Eastern European Jewry, he won the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize for his book Against the Apocalypse: Responses to Catastrophe in Modern Jewish Culture. In addition to his numerous publications, Roskies serves as editor-in-chief of the New Yiddish Library published by Yale University Press as well as on the editorial staff of the Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Education
Roskies comes to UTD as a guest of the university’s renowned Holocaust Studies program, which is housed in the School of Arts and Humanities under the direction of Professor Zsuzsanna Ozváth. The program is augmented and supported by the Leah and Paul Lewis Chair in Holocaust Studies, the Burton C. Einspruch lecture series and the Arnold A. Jaffe Holocaust Book Collection. The interdisciplinary structure of the program affords students the opportunity to design their degree plans and subsequent research of the Holocaust in the realms of history, politics, philosophy, religion and the arts.
Admission to Roskies’ lecture is free and open to the public, and seating is limited. For reservations or additional information, please call UTD’s Holocaust Resource Center at 972-883-2100, or e-mail [email protected].
About the Burton C. Einspruch Lecture Series
The endowment of the Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series sponsors annual lectures and is part of the Holocaust Studies Program in the School of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas . It brings world-famous scholars in the field of Holocaust research to the UTD campus where they share and discuss their latest findings with general audiences as well as with students and faculty. The series’ purpose is to help others understand the crisis the Holocaust created in the world and to study its relevance and meaning for humanity in the 21st century.
The University of Texas at Dallas , located at the convergence of Richardson , Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls more than 14,000 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s web site at www.utdallas.edu.